Alien Gods

Archaeologists in Greece have made a sinister discovery on a southern mountain top dedicated to the ancient god Zeus, which might corroborate one of the darkest Greek legends.

The Culture Ministry said Wednesday that an excavation of a mound on Mount Lykaion, made of the ashes of animals sacrificed for more than a thousand years to the chief of the Greek gods, also uncovered a 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager. Read more here.

What if the Greek gods of literary tradition were aliens? What if Zeus was their leader? Could the Odyssey have been about space exploration? We often assume aliens visitation hasn’t happened yet, as we eagerly await a future visit from outer space.

But what if they’ve already come and gone?

What if the Greeks didn’t sacrifice enough to appease the alien gods, so they left, never to return again?

Dammit.

 

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